Hi! I'm Ash Wolf (or Ninji), a 28-year-old software developer from Gibraltar and living in Glasgow, Scotland. I like reverse-engineering, old technology, graphic design, awful jokes, public transport, cities, travel and combinations of some of those things.
I recently graduated from Computer Science at the University of Strathclyde. I used to moonlight as lead programmer for the MMO Furcadia, and I've made/worked on a lot of other silly things.
Find me on Twitter for inane slice-of-life content and random photos from around Glasgow: @_Ninji
Wherein I run classic Mac command-line development tools on a modern computer, using Rust, Unicorn Engine and a pile of hacks.
Wherein I investigate New Super Mario Bros. Wii, use Hashcat to help me recover symbols from the Nvidia Shield port, and go on a bunch of tangents about the other Nintendo games that use the same engine.
A conversation about the silly "I made a bot read 1000 pages of X and then write Y" viral posts made me wonder... how much sense and coherence can you get out of a model like AI Dungeon's if you just let it generate text, without cherry-picking 'good' examples? I asked it to simulate an extremely unrealistic scenario which has never occurred in the real world - a train in the UK being cancelled at the last minute.
Anybody who used GeoCities in the early 2000s probably remembers using PageBuilder, the strange Java drag-and-drop interface that you would launch from your browser. I wanted to try it out again, but GeoCities is long gone. That's not stopping me, though...
An investigation into the shady stuff going on behind Digitime Tech's FOTA update service, as seen on Planet Computers's Android devices and on other low-budget Android hardware.